The Masters 2024 Day Two LIVE: Leaderboard and updates as Tiger Woods makes record breaking 24th consecutive cut as Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau battling at the top

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A birdie on the for the World No 1

Scheffler’s starting to climb the leaderboard now. He’ll finish up his back nine level par, having birdied the par five eighth hole.

Scheffler could have had anbother chance at birdie on the ninth but his approach shot to the green slid backwards down the slope!

He’s just hit a belting drive on the 10th as he approaches Amen Corner and looks the calmest man on the course.

McIlroy, who is one-over, is up next. He floats a three-wood long down the middle and can’t quite emulate Scheffler’s earlier feats.

Here’s Scheffler’s clutch chip on the par three sixth that helped him save par!

‘You’ve just got to pinch yourself!’

Max Homa wrapped up what was an excellent day at Augusta National, posting a card of 71, taking his score to six-under for the week.

The American now sits second in the leaderboard, two shots back from Bryson DeChambeau, but admitted he had been in awe of his playing partner Tiger Woods over the past two days.

‘Sometimes you’ve got to pinch yourself,’ he told Sky Sports when asked about what it’s like to play with the 15-time major winner. ‘It’s pretty amazing experience for me.

‘The joy he brings so many people is awesome. So it’s really fun to get to compete with him.’

Speaking on what’s spurred him to the top of the leaderboard in the last two days, Homa said: ‘I’ve had my struggles in the majors, I played well in the Open last year, but I think I’ve found some peace in myself recently.

Homa dubbed that as why he’s been playing well this weekend at Augusta.

‘I just like where my golf game is at and where my head is at this weekend.’

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11: Max Homa of the United States speaks with Tiger Woods of the United States on the fourth tee during the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Fashion at the Masters knows no boundaries!

Jason Day has raised eyebrows over some of his fashion choices this week at the Masters.

He was seen wearing a vest at Augusta on Friday, designed by the clothing brand Mabon, with several fans questioning the baggy trousers he wore on Thursday.

But players have for some time taken golf fashion to the next level at the iconic tournament, with Payne Stewart sporting this look at the 1993 Masters.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Jason Day of Australia plays his second shot on the 15th hole during the completion of the weather delayed first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Xander gets his first birdie of the day!

Schauffele finished his first day at the Masters level par and has been pretty steady so far today despite a slight blip carding a bogey on the seventh hole.

He’s put that behind him and has hit back on the par five eighth hole, putting out for birdie.

Read why he’s one of my outside picks to win this week…

Ok, back to the action!

Bryson DeChambeau is fully on the march again! He’s come through Amen corner one-under par having birdied both the 12th and 13th holes and is now two clear of Max Homa on six-under.

He left himself some work to do though, smashing his drive into the trees before chipping out to make a birdie on the par five.

-8 B DeChambeau

-5 S Scheffler

-4 N Hojgaard, D Willett

-3 C Davis

-2 L Aberg, C Morikawa, R Fox, M Fitzpatrick and P Cantlay

Butch Harmon gives an insight to the mind of Tiger Woods

Tiger woods didn’t just show up to make the cut. If he didn’t think he could contend then he wouldn’t be here…

THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2000 - ST.ANDREWS. BUTCH HARMON, TIGER WOODS' COACH, DURING A SHORT TECHNICAL SESSION AT ST.ANDREWS.

Tiger only has eyes on the green jacket

He’s done it again! Tiger Woods is through to play in the weekend, but the five-time Masters winner only has eyes for the Green Jacket.

‘It’s consistency you cant win the toournament unless you’re in the weekend,’ Woods said to Sky Sports, speaking on breaking the record for the most consecutive cuts at the masters.

‘I have now got the chance to win this weekend. Anyone who makes the cut has a chance to win.’

So what does he plan to do now? Well, after playing 23 holes today, Woods certainly deserves to put his feet up.

‘I’m tired and really really hungry,’ he added. ‘I could use some food and some caffeine!’

Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 12, 2024 Tiger Woods of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd on the green on the 18th hole after completing his second round to secure a record-breaking 24th consecutive cut at The Masters REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tiger breaks another record!

Woods will make the cut, which means this is his 24th consecutive cut at the Masters.

The five-time winner will surpass Gary Player and Fred Couples to achieve the illustrious accolade after his second round of 72.

See you tomorrow, Tiger!

It’s not quite vintage Woods but he hasn’t lost his touch around the greens!

Putting on a shortgame clinic, Woods chips to five feet of the pin before rolling in the easy par putt.

He enters the clubhouse at one-over for the tournament and that should be enough to make the cut and make history.

Scores on the doors

-7 B DeChambeau

-6 M Homa, S Scheffler

-4 N Hojgaard, R Fox, D Willett

-3 C Davis, L Aberg, C Morikawa and P Cantlay

-2 L Glover, W Zalatoris and M Fitzpatrick

Rahm coughs up another

Jon Rahm has a mountain to climb if he wants to clip back into a green jacket on Sunday evening. At the rate he’s going, he’ll be lucky if his title defense continues into the weekend.

He lines up a long birdie putt on the sixth but the attempt goes sailing by and he can’t make the return for par either. Ugly, ugly bogey to drop to three-over.

Bryson is back on top

And Bryson is back in front! That didn’t take long.

It’s an outstanding recovery from the LIV rebel following his dropped shot at 11 as he duly backs up his fine tee shot on 12 with a confident birdie putt.

Back to the top of the leaderboard at seven-under.

Tiger closes in on the weekend

It’s been a loooooong day for Tiger but the finish line – and the cut line – is in sight.

The five-time winner heads to 18 at one-over and it’s pretty safe to say that we’ll be seeing him back tomorrow.

If he does make the cut, which is currently projected for three-over, he’ll break the record for most consecutive cuts made at 24.

DeChambeau AND Scheffler slip up

Scheffler has the outright lead for a grand total of 30 seconds…

DeChambeau slips up on the 11th. He goes over the trees on the 11th but then looks a little undecided with his approach.

He ultimately opts to steer clear of the pond – smart move – but still can’t find the dancefloor. He chips on but still leaves it about 10 feet short and can’t sink the par putt.

But Scheffler hands him a lifeline but underclubbing his birdie putt that pulls up short. Then not only is he left ruing the missed birdie attempt but he sees par slip away from him too. HIs effort does a dreaded horseshoe and has a good look inside the hole before deciding to stay out.

The duo drop down to join Homa at -6.

Excruciating start for Hovland

Watching the loveable, happy-go-lucky, smiley Viktor Hovland is normally a joy. Today, it’s torture.

The Norwegian has opened with a bogey, triple bogey and double bogey through his first four holes.

Where’s the player who won the FedEx Cup just seven months ago?

Stop messing with your swing Viktor! Do they not have the equivalent of ‘don’t fix what isn’t broken’ in Norwegian?

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Viktor Hovland of Norway walks on the second green during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Hojgaard: Errors could be ‘very expensive’

Nicolai Hojgaard was flying high today – as high as the top or the leaderboard at one point – but his bogey-bogey finish saw him take a little tumble down.

The Dane is still in contention, three shots back of the lead at four-under but he thinks those errors could come back to haunt him.

I would love to play 17 and 18 again. I just managed to make a couple mistakes in the end, which I feel like it’s very, very expensive at the moment.

I hate shooting over par, especially when you’re after something good in the end, and you end up making a couple of mistakes in the end. It feels pretty good in general, the game. Just very disappointed how I made some silly mistakes on the last couple holes.

Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 12, 2024 Denmark's Nicolai Hojgaard reacts after teeing off on the 17th hole during the second round REUTERS/Mike Blake
Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 12, 2024 Denmark's Nicolai Hojgaard reacts after teeing off on the 17th hole during the second round REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tiger’s birdie bounceback

It gives and it takes, but Woods is insistent on clawing one back every time Augusta National robs him of a shot.

After a bogey at the 14th, Woods immediately bounces back on 15, moving back to one-over, which should be enough to see him through to the weekend.

That consecutive cut record is in sight now, Tiger!

Latest leaderboard

-7 B DeChambeau, S Scheffler

-5 D Willett

-4 N Hojgaard, R Fox

-3 C Davis

-2 C Young. L Aberg and others

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: A general view of a leaderboard prior to the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rahm drops to two-over

Rahm looks far from the reigning champion as he takes his medicine on the third.

Putting for birdie from 78 feet, he can only stand there and watch as his ball scurried off to the right and keep going and going and going until it finds the apron at the front of the green.

He’s forced to chip back up the hill to four feet to limit the damage to one shot dropped.

Birdie for Willett

Danny Willett is flying!

After holing out from the eighth fairway for an eagle, the 2016 champion almost does the same with his second shot on the 10th. Easy tap in for birdie.

He moves into a share of fourth alongside Hojgaard. Not too shabby for a man who is playing for the first time since September following shoulder surgery.

He still wasn’t even 100 percent sure he would play Sunday! I bet he’s glad he is now. Just look at him, he’s loving life.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Danny Willett of England celebrates with his caddie, Michael Burrow, after an eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Hojgaard stumbles

The young dane has been pretty unruffled as he hangs with the big guns at the top today but he falters at 17th.

A loose tee shot and an undercooked putt see him drop a shot to five-under.

Perhaps he’s running out of steam a bit. Get some rest Nicolai and you’ll be good to go kid.

Scheffler ties DeChambeau

Scottie Scheffler is making Scottie Scheffler moves. Is anyone really surprised?

At the second, he lays up and leans on his wedge game, which of course doesn’t fail him and stes up the birdie chance. He ties DeChambeau atop the leaderbaord at seven-under.

Course management. Skill. Deft hands. He’s just got it all.

Can’t find the winning formula

Yeah, Spieth has definitely waved goodbye to any hope of making the weekend.

The 2015 champion, who was already at seven-over, makes another bogey at the 11th to plummet even further to eight-over.

But he’s in good company down in the depths of the leaderboard with fellow former champions Bubba Watson at 11-over and Dustin Johnson slumping to TWELVE-OVER.

Bryson directing traffic

Just your Masters leader casually directing the group in front to hurry up and get out of his line… completely normal. As you were.

Top billing hits the course

The big guns have now taken center stage at Augusta.

Scheffler. Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele all walk off the first with pars while defending champion Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick and Nick Dunlap went out in the group ahead of them.

Rahm enjoys a similar touch of good fortune as Woods as his ball heads left before cannoning back off a tree onto the fairway.

He almost carries the green with his second but his ball clings on to the back edge. He navigates a sliding putt back down the slope to ensure par., while Fitzpatrick’s putter also gets the job done.

That leaves Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland and Cam Smith bringing up the rear and every member of the 89-man field has their second round udnerway.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Jon Rahm of Spain plays a shot on the first hole during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

DeChambeau back on top

DeChambeau looked to have lost his magic touch earlier in the round but he must have knocked back a protein shake or soemthing because he’s back.

He’s remembered how to putt and knocks down a 20-footer for birdie and the solo lead again.

Just one shot ahead of Hojgaard, Homa and Scheffler.

Tiger escapes Golden Bell

The 12th at Augusta. The hole that has even the best golfers’ knee shaking. Even, it appears, Tiger Woods.

He misses the green with his tee shot and it could have been a disaster but for a bit of luck. Woods catches a break with his ball stopping at the back of the green and not finding the bushes. He knows it too.

He takes advantage of his fortune, chipping onto the dancefloor and to within three feet to escape with a par. Still one-over for the tournament.

The gods of golf are smiling down on you, Tiger.

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-6 N Hojgaard, M Homa, B DeChambeau, S Scheffler

-54 D Willett

-3 C Davis, C Conners, R Fox

-2 C Young, J Niemann

Homa makes bogey

Scratch that. That’s a share of the lead for Hojgaard now.

Homa lets the solo lead slip through his fingers as the 11th proves too much to handle in the stiff breeze.

He can’t find the target with his chip and it zips across the drying green. His par putt attempt has a lot of life in it – too lively for Homa and that’s a dropped shot.

That makes it Homa, Hojgaard, DeChambeau and Scheffler atop the leaderboard at six-under.

Speaking of Scheffler, he’s just got his second round underway.

Hojgaard makes a charge

Now, Nicolai Hojgaard is making a charge up the leaderboard. He has a few tricks up his sleeve, slinging his second out of the pines down the right and skips it over the tributary to Rae’s Creek and onto the elevated green.

His Eagle chance glances by but it’s an easy tap in for eagle and he joins DeChambeau and Scheffler in second at six-under.

What a Masters debut from the young Dane!

Not-so-stylish Sergio

Sergio Garcia’s dress code this week appears to be ‘garish’.

The Spaniard stopped traffic with Day One look, blinidng the patrons of Augusta in a bright green shirt and neon yellow trousers. All from his LIV team Fireballs GC’s merchandise, of course.

He’s stuck with the traffic light theme for his Friday fit and opted for a pair of red trousers that could give Santa a run for his money. Who’s dressing the Fireballs? A toddler?

Now I’m not proclaiming myself to be some kind of fashion expert, but I know enough to say both those outfits would clash with a certain green jacket.

Someone call Vogue, ASAP.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Sergio Garcia of Spain lines up a putt on the second green during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Sergio Garcia of Spain putts on the second green during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lunchtime anyone?

Aberg claws his way back in

Aberg is pulling out all the shots as he tries to get claw back those bogeys on the fifth and sixth.

The Swedish sensation pipes is ball down the eighth with a hybrid and runs it on to the lower plateau of the green. Absolute smokeshow that steals a shot back.

He backs it up with another at the ninth after pinging his approach into two feet. Absolute beauty.

Willett takes a hit

Poor Danny Willett. After such a promising start yesterday, the 2016 champion is slipping and sliding his way down the leaderboard.

After taking the scenic route through the bushes at the fifth, the Brit takes the hit and cards a double bogey, which sees him drop to two-under.

Homa into solo lead

Homa may not have been able to get himself into the solo lead but DeChambeau’s done it for him.

In the duel at the top of the leaderboard, it’s the LIV rebel who blinks first.

He overshoots the green with his tee shot at the par-three fourth. He tries to clip it back but does not get enough behind it.

He’s left himself a nasty 17-foot putt to save his par but unbelievably barely tickles it, leaving it short and sacrificing a shot.

You know what they say about 100 percent of short putts Bryson…

Tiger and Homa head into the turn

Tiger Woods hits trouble on the ninth.

After dragging his tee shot left, already not an ideal start, Woods punches his second shot right into the patrons. To be fair, I’d let Tiger hit me with his ball any day of the week. The man’s a legend!

He makes his apologies to the crowd and scrambles to make par. He heads into the turn at one-over.

Max Homa has another chance to leapfrog DeChambeau into the solo lead but is too agressive with his putt. Take the par Max and move on.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

It is a GLORIOUS day down in Georgia

Augusta National is baking in the beautiful southern sun. After the thunderstorms of yesterday, it’s bright blue skies and 21C/71F. The perfect day to sit back in the grandstands and soak in the sun and the action.

Bit unfair really. It’s grey and raining here in New York, just like it has been for the past month. I’d also hedge my bets and say it probably is back in the UK too.

epa11274978 Tiger Woods of the United States chips to the fourth green during the second round of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 12 April 2024. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Stephan Jaeger of Germany plays his shot from the first tee during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Jordan Spieth hits from the fairway on the second hole during second round at the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club Friday, April 12, 2024, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SPOTTED: LIV Golf’s commander-in-chief

Greg Norman is lurching around Augusta National again afer being banned.

Norman, whose breakaway LIV has often clashed with the PGA Tour, was denied a ticket after ‘going through the proper professional channels,’ according to Greg Norman Jr., so he took matters into his own hands and bought one on the ‘secondary market.’

Just can’t keep the man away! Clearly so dedicated to the game. Just joking, he’s probably eyeing up which player he can prey upon next.

Forget The Shark, more like The Vulture.

Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 12, 2024 Former golfer and LIV Golf Investments CEO Greg Norman pictured at the course during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Greg Norman of Australia, CEO and Commissioner of the LIV Golf Tour, walks down the fourth hole during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Greg Norman of Australia, CEO and Commissioner of the LIV Golf Tour, walks down the fourth hole during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Another birdie for Woods

Zero quit in Tiger. He is relentless.

He rolls back the years to stick a wedge within a few feet, stopping that ball on a dime.

And the putter is warming up now as he converts the birdie putt from four feet.

Back to one-over. Everyone keeping up?

DeChambeau clings on to the top

Max Homa would have been rubbing his hands. DeChambeau trips up on the second after leaving his second shot short of the green.

He tries to be cut and flick a pitch shot over the greenside bunker but fluffs it and lands it in the sand. That’s what you get for being greedy, Bryson!

But his pulls off an incredible recovery by splashing out. He deliberates over his putt for a while (put him on the clock) before rolling it in for the par save.

That’s two important saves to kick off his second round.

Back down for Woods

Woods hasn’t made par since the second and if he’d like to clam down a bit, that would be great. It’s getting a little tough to keep up, Tiger.

After his sensational chip at the sixth, he pipes his drive down the seventh but wastes it by misjudging his approach shot and ends up sandy.

Scooping it out, he gives himself look at par from 10 feet but his ball kisses the right edge of the cup but doesn’t drop. Back to two over.

Elsewhere around Augusta

While The Masters coverage is currently limited to featured groups until the TV broadcast begins at 3pm ET (why must they do this to us every year?), there’s a whole lot of other golf we’r being deprived of today.

Hojgaard has had a bit of a rollercoaster of a day with a couple of blemishes on his card but he’s back into a share of fourth with a birdie at the ninth.

Taylor Moore has come flying out of the blocks with a birdie-eagle start to his second round to join Hojgaard at four-under.

But Danny Willett has made a less than ideal start, dropping a bogey at the first.

-7 B DeChambeau, M Homa

-6 S Scheffler

-4 N Hojgaard, C Young, T Moore

-3 D Willett, R Fox

Magic hands from Tiger

Tiger puts on an absolute CLINIC at the sixth.

Homa and Day both find the dancefloor with their tee shots but it’s Woods whp head to the seventh tee with the birdie.

Woods holes his chip from the fringe to the delight of the patrons. Even Woods lets a rare smile slip. Oh, he knows he’s the show.

Fore, please! Now driving, Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau’s name wasn’t on a single person’s lips heading into Masters week. Like, zero.

After yesterday, he’s ensured he’s all anyone can talk about and to be perfectly honest, it’s quite nice having him back. We all need a little bit of the mad scientist to keep things interesting.

He’s getting his second round underway now as he looks to ensure that Homa doesn’t run away with the lead.

Woods drops another

Woods is well and truly off the pace – on the greens.

Despite knowing this course like the back of his hand, the five-time winner just can’t read them this week.

Another one comes up short at the fifth – the source of a spot of trouble for Woods last year too – and he drops to two-over.

Meanwhile, Homa’s putter just isn’t missing this week. He drains another putt to save par and maintain his share of the lead.

Tiger suffers a bit of yoyoing

It’s the hope that kills you. Just as Tiger looked to be gaining momentum, Augusta bites back.

Fresh from a birdie on the third, Tiger Woods misses the green on the par-three four and he is punished.

Back to one over for the 15-time major champion.

Here’s the putt that snatched the co-lead…

Spieth gets one back

There’s some glimmer of hope for Jordan Spieth. Note, I said some, not a lot.

He immediately gets back that shot he dropped at the first with a birdie at the second. Still, he only claws his way back to seven-over, so I’m not feeling overly confident of his chances of making it to the weekend.

Playing partner Aberg also picks up a shot after finding himself through the back of the second green in two. With a neat up and down, he’s back to even par.

Homa steamrolls into the co-lead

For a man who has previously been open about his poor record at Augusta National, he’s looking pretty comfortable on the iconic course right now.

He adds another early birdie to his one at the second by absolutely draining a 36-footer and bags himself a share of the lead.

DeChambeau isn’t even out on the course yet but his lead is threatened.

Tiger’s on the move

Woods and his body are warming up now!

After struggling with a cool start this morning, Woods has found his groove as the temperature heats up down in Georgia.

He’s had a couple of sniffs at birdie this morning but the chances to get back to even-par had evaded him. Until now.

The short par-four third has coughed up a number of birdies this week and Woods breaches it again, flying a dart into the green and nailing the nine-foot putt.

Even par and on the move. And boy, are the Augusta patrons loving it.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of The United States plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the completion of the weather delayed first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
epa11274858 Tiger Woods of the United States (R) and Max Homa (L) of the United States walk on the first fairway during the second round of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 12 April 2024. The Augusta National Golf Club is holding the Masters Tournament from 11 April through 14 April 2024. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of The United States plays his third shot on the 14th hole during the completion of the weather delayed first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Waffle House: The dinner of amateurs

While the past champions were enjoying an Iberian feast courtesy of Jon Rahm earlier this week, amateur Neal Shipley prepared for his first Masters with a slughtly different menu…

And that’s another gone for Spieth

Oh Jordan.

After saying he might be cheered up by taking a look at Harman’s scorecard, Spieth might be on course to join him.

Hacking his way around Augusta like a 36-handicapper, Spieth picks up yet another shot at the first.

Out of the pine straw, he nudges his second short of the green but a straightforward chip from 15 yards zips a dozen feet past the cup.

He can’t find the par save either as his putt back wanders past the hole.

That’s eight-over for Spieht now. Only one better of Harman.

Birdie for Homa

Woods’ birdie attempt didn’t drop at 2 but Max Homa’s certainly does.

The red-hot American shows no sign of cooling as he moves into a share of second place at six-under.

Homa’s best finish at Augusta is tied 43rd last year. I have a hunch he may improve on that this year. Call it a gut feeling.

Catastrophe for Harman

The only thing that could possibly make Jordan Spieth feel better about his opening round is perhaps looking at Brian Harman’s card because ouch.

The Open champion potentially took more strokes on his back nine in round one that he did putts at Hoylake last year.

He finished triple bogey, double, double for a nine-over 81. Someone carry out a welfare check. Please.

Woods robbed of a birdie

No surprises who the most popular man in the field is. You can barely see Woods amid the mass of patrons crowding him around the back of the second green.

He missed the dancefloor long and right but plays a beautiful chip to leave himself with 11 feet to get up and down for the birdie.

Oh my god, that’s one dimple away! Thought that was going to drip right over the front. Woods’ birdie attempt is one roll away from dropping but he settles for par.

Can Spieth redeem himself?

The 2015 champion is back out for his second round and it starts in the same fashion to how his first ended. In other words, disastrously.

After shooting seven-over through his first 18 holes, Spieth has a whole lot of work to do and he doesn’t make it any easier on himself by sending his drive off the first into the trees on the right of the fairway.

Tiger Take Two

After a short break, the big cat is back on the prowl.

Tiger Woods has started his second round after postng a one-over 73 for his opening round earlier today.

He stripes his drive from the first tee straight down the middle of the fairway and has a great look in to the green.

He dials his approach shot into the green with round 18 feet for bridie.

He leaves it a little out there on the left edge and Woods will walk off with a par.

Steady start.

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Here’s how things stand at the end of round one…

-7 D Chambeau

-6 S Scheffler

-5 M Homa, N Hojgaard

-4 C Davis, D Willett

Second round in full swing

The first round is now officially wrapped up and the second round is already underway.

Here’s a little refresher of

Spieth posts seven-over

It’s actually painful watching Jordan Spieth right now.

Following his quaruple bogey – yes, you read that right – at the 15th, Spieth picks up another shot at the 17th and almost adds another at 18.

‘Get me another ball Mikey,’ he says to his caddie Michael Greller after an errant tee shot on the 18th flies into the trees.

He manages to find his first but his second shot is way left of the green. He shows off his deft hands with a tidy little chip to two feet for a par, which let’s face it, at this point he’ll take.

He’ll have his head in his hands in the clubhouse as he regroups ahead of returning for round two. Not going to lie, I just respect him for not walking off in tears.

Masters 2024 winner… according to the data

For those of you with money of Rory McIlroy, I have some bad news. The supercomputer doesn’t agree.

Following an opening round of one-under from the Northern Irishman, analysis by a team of data experts at OLBG has determined his odds have taken a hit.

Having had a pre-tournament chance of 5.5 percent, McIlroy now stands at 2.10 percent having gone six shots off the pace following the opening round.

Bryson DeChambeau now has a 19.10 percent chance of earning the iconic green jacket for the first time, with Max Homa pushing McIlroy into third with his 2.70 percent chance.

And you don’t need a supercomputer to determine that Scheffler has pretty good odds right now but just for reference he now has an increased chance of 74.30 percent of lifting the trophy after opening up at 13.3 percent.

Golf fans have joked Scottie Scheffler’s dream quest for a second Masters title could be derailed by his unborn baby after the American revealed his wife is only weeks away from giving birth.

Shooting a six-under-par round of 66 to finish the day second on the leaderboard behind fellow American Bryson Dechambeau, Scheffler revealed his tournament could be interrupted by the impending arrival of his first child.

The world No.1 previously soared to victory at Augusta two-years ago and is in a good position to get another green jacket having previously never finished outside the top-20 on his four previous visits to Augusta.

However, despite being one of the most closely-followed players at The Masters, Scheffler would have no hesitation in leaving early if his baby decides to make an early arrival.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - MARCH 10: Scottie Scheffler celebrates and smiles with his wife Meredith Scheffler following his five stroke victory on the 18th hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 10, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 06: Scottie Scheffler of the United States and wife Meredith Scudder during the Par Three Contest prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 06, 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Tiger toils away

The chilly, early start does prove too much Tiger and his fused body.

He’s not been moving nearly as well as yesterday. He’s bombing it off the tee but his short game, particularly his putting, is letting him down.

Thge walk up the 18th fairway looks a tough one for Tiger.

His approach is dunked into the sand and it is going to be a grind to finish even-par.

He flicks it out of the bunker and almost finds the hole but it runs 10 feet by and he can’t sink the putt back for par. One-over 73.

He’ll have around 40 minutes to regroup and do it all over again.

Salty from Wyndham

He wins one major and he’s firing shots left, right and center. Some actually on the course too.

Double for DJ

Dustin Johnson’s Masters win was only four years ago and yet, watching him today it feels like a distant – extremely distant – memory.

The 2020 champion has failed to find his groove and is toiling away on the 15th, becoming yet another victim of the pond. And that’s another double bogey claimed by the par-five.

These players do know that the par-fives are where you’re supposed to pick up shots at Augusta, not drop them, right?

With back-to-back doubles, Johnson drops to five over and will be lucky to return tomorrow.

Just happy to kick back, stroll around Augusta and cash in the LIV millions, DJ?

Oh Jordan…

Well, at least Aberg has the excuse of being an Augusta rookie. What’s 2015 champin Jordan Spieth’s excuse?

A man with his experience around Augusta National should not being making a rookie error like this.

He pings his fourth shot from off the back of the 15th green on to the short stuff with a fraction too much pace and he can only watch his ball trickles through and down the slope that he’s just seen Aberg disappear down

And he’s reaching for a replacement ball before his original even makes the splash.

He goes over the other side of the pond to drop but then flicks his sixth shot back to almost where he hit his original water ball from!

He’s understandably tentative with his seventh (!) shot but leaves himself with a 25-footer, which comes up short and that’s a quadruple-bogey nine for Spieth.

Six-over thru 15. Card well-and-truly wrecked.

Agony for Aberg

Swedish sensation Ludvig Aberg is learning how to play Augusta National the hard way.

Lesson No. 1: Don’t compound your errors.

After missing the green on the 14th with a wedge, he’s layed up short of the pond with his second on the par-five 15th but then plays a ruinous third.

It’s a mistake we’ve seen time and time again at 15. His ball does find the green but spins back all the way to a watery grave.

That’s bogey, double bogey for the Masters rookie and he plummets to one-over.

Back-to-back birdies for Homa

Homa is DIALED in.

He’s really cooking now, smoking his approach into the 17th green. Birdie loading.

Silky smooth from the American and he’ll get himself a share of second alongside Scottie Scheffler at six-under.

Costly splash for Day

Back to the 16th…

It’s damage limitation for Jason Day.

As expected, Day’s putt rolls right on by the hole and even looks at risk of getting wet again as it just keeps on trundling towards the right edge of the green.

Day can rest easy though, as it finally comes to a stop 10 feet from the hole. He finally puts it away for a double bogey.

He did the same thing at par-three fourth yesterday. Costly.

Meanwhile, Woods teases a birdie putt down the slope. It doesn’t find the hole but Homa’s does.

He’s into a share of third place with Nicolai Hojgaard, two behind overnight leader DeChambeau.

Bryson’s ’67’ regret

Back in 2020, Bryson DeChambeau caused a stir when he had the audacity to disrepect Augusta National.

The big hitted claimed that the iconis course played as a par-67 for a player like him.

His record since making that bold claim went something a little like this: T34, T46, CUT. Yeah… not a great look.

But the American finally ‘broke par’ during round one as, while he didn’t shoot 67, he scored even better. He finished the day as the clubhouse leader at seven-under. That’s two-under for him.

However, he admitted following his round that his viral 67 comments may have been a mistake.

I said it and I respect people’s opinions on it. For me, I have a level of respect for this golf course that’s a little bit different than a couple of years ago, and clearly today was a great test of golf, and I was about to conquer a very difficult golf course today.

Reading the 67 comment, you know, you messed up. I’m not a perfect person. Everybody messes up. You learn from your mistake, and that was definitely one.’

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The pop royalty swapped the stage for the fairways on Day One of the major championship as they watched Bryson DeChambeau surge into the lead.

Styles was spotted at the 17th with a group of friends watching 6-foot-8 amateur Christo Lamprecht play through, according to The Athletic’s Gabby Herzig.

Meanwhile, Horan was likely there to cheer on client Tyrrell Hatton. The Irishman’s management company, Modest! Golf, has the LIV Golf rebel signed to its roster.

Harry Styles at The Masters in Augusta
Apr 11, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Singer and songwriter Niall Horan looks on during the first round of the Masters Tournament. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Network

Day continues with the vintage vibes

Playing alongside Tiger is Australia’s Jason Day.

A lot was made of Day’s pants yesterday – a parachute style that ballooned in the Augusta breeze. A sort of vintage style that probably had Tiger reminiscing.

Today’s outfit is a tad more subdued with Day rocking a Malbon sweater vest.

Day may look the part but his golf game is not. Players have been peppering the pin at the par-three 16th all through the first round but the Australian shockingly takes a splash.

His second attempt is no better either. Probably scared to find the pond again, he flies his third shot well right and high of the pin, leaving himself with a testy putt down the hill to head to 17 with a mere bogey.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States and Jason Day of Australia walk the 15th fairway during the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Jason Day of Australia walks the 15th fairway during the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Jason Day of Australia and Tiger Woods of the United States prepare for a shot on the 15th hole during the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Water trouble for Hatton

Oh, Tyrrell Hatton will be hoping he could rewind the clock.

The Englishman enjoyed a great start on Day One, coming in at the end of play Thursday at three-under. His restart? Not so great.

Hatton has a wet start to Day Two as his third shot into the 15th green takes a trip to the pond, resulting in a double bogey.

Take it away, Tiger

And we are off!

Tiger still looks a little stiff as he walks to his ball, which doesn’t bode well…

But, his swing looks good… at least it did on his first shot. His second? Not so much.

His approach shot at the 14th is stiff and tense, falling short of the green, and he leaves himself with a testy little putt after his chip shot on runs above hole.

The five-time winner misses the putt for par and it’s back to even-par for Tiger.

This crips Augusta morning must be lovely for some, just not Tiger’s fused body.

Tee Times

Players needing to finish their first rounds will be back out on the rolling fairays of Augusta National in five minutes, teeing it up again at 7.50am ET/12.50pm BST. So consider this your warning.

However, we won’t have to wait too long to see some action from the second round either with the Day Two tee times heading out almost immediately.

First group – 8am ET/1pm BST Lee Hodges, Adrian Meronk, Grayson Murray

9.48am/2.48pm: Keegan Bradley, Matthieu Pavon, Tyrrell Hatton

10.18am/3.18pm: Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Max Homa

10.30am/3.30pm: Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka, Tom Kim

10.42am/3.42pm: Jordan Spieth, Ludvig Åberg, Sahith Theegala

10.54am/3.54pm: Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood

11.54am/4.54pm: Gary Woodland, Thorbjorn Olsen, Bryson DeChambeau

12.48pm/5.48pm: Phil Mickelson, Sepp Straka, Tony Finau

1.36pm/6.36pm: Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick, Nick Dunlap

1.48pm/6.48pm: Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

Final group – 2pm/7pm: Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland, Cameron Smith

Tiger Woods faces a tough task today.

The legend drew the short straw on Day One with his afternoon tee time being pushed all the way back to 3.54pm ET/8.54pm BST.

The fading light cut Woods’ round short after the 13th, leaving him with an extra five holes to play today.

Fans will be anxiously watching on with their fingers crossed that his body can hold up through a gruelling 23 holes today.

He’s already up and at it, warming up on the practice ground to prepare for his challenge. Come on Tiger, dig deep.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States warms up prior to the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States warms up prior to the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States warms up prior to the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Day Two Pin Positions

Little reminder – those finishing the back nine for round one will play the same positions as yesterday and as soon as they’ve finished playing the greenkeepers of Augusta will sweep in for the quick switcheroo. God they’re good.

As it stands…

There’s still a whole lot of golf to play, so don’t get carried away just yet – looking at you, Bryson – but here’s the top of the leaderboard after the round (or half for some).

-7 B DeChambeau (F)

-6 S Scheffler (F)

-5 N Hogaard

-4 M Homa, D Willett (F)

-3 C Daivs (F), T Hatton (F), R Fox (F)

The Masters Take Two

Good morning and welcome to another action-packed day at Augusta!

It’s take two for the likes of Tiger Woods after the 88th edition of The Masters was delayed due to the thunderstorms rolling over Augusta National.

The members of the 89-man field who didn’t manage to get into the clubhouse before the ligth faded down in Georgia last night will head out again at 7.50am ET/12.50pm BST to finish their third rounds.

However, once play finally got going yesterday, it served up some fireworks – particularly courtesy of Bryson DeChambeau.

The clubhouse leader shot an impressive seven-under 65 (that’s two-under for him, according to his 2020 self).

Meanwhile, the inevitable Scottie Scheffler is hot on his heels, leading the chasing pack at six-under.

So, buckle up for another thrilling day at Augusta National as we bring you all the updates from Day Two of The Masters.

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